Burnet votes to rename park after parks supervisor who passed away Aug. 4

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Burnet City Council voted unanimously to rename Live Oak Park after former parks supervisor Randy Longoria during its meeting Aug. 14. (more…)

Texas hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Whether you plan to hunt in the “Deer Capital of Texas” or need to stock up on shells for dove season, Aug. 15 is the first day to purchase Texas hunting and fishing licenses for the upcoming seasons. (more…)

TEA report cards are in for Highland Lakes school districts

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON AUSTIN — As the summer break wraps up, area schools got their “report card” from the Texas Education Agency with two Highland Lakes districts earning a C and one a B. (more…)

Burnet County burn ban continues; commissioners set proposed tax rate

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Burnet County commissioners voted during the Aug. 14 regular meeting to remove the emergency declaration from the county burn ban but leave one in place. (more…)

Save Sandy Creek meeting Aug. 16 over ‘sand mine’ concerns

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Those interested in how a proposed “sand mine” in Sandy Creek will affect the area can attend a public presentation Aug. 16. (more…)

Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department dedicates new burn room for live training

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Stephen Grove recalled the moment it happened. He was sharing the vision for the Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department’s old station house with some folks gathered at Mosca’s restaurant. (more…)

Marble Falls football begins fall practices; coaches like retention and fitness levels

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS —The Marble Falls High School football team took to the field Aug. 13 for first time in preparation of the 2018 season. The Mustangs (3-7 overall, 1-6 in District 26-5A in 2017) had 125 players practicing, including 40 freshmen. (more…)

Marble Falls, Burnet school districts replace ACE programs as grant funding ends

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — With waiting lists growing at two of the three elementary campuses for the new Bulldog Clubs, Shelley Reavis, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s director of Elementary Curriculum, knew the district was on the right track and picking up steam after a grant funding a previous after-school program ended. (more…)

This photo from Aug. 8 showed how Town Lake in Llano had no overflow, forcing the city to enact Stage 5 water restrictions. After weekend rains, city officials lowered mandatory water restrictions to Stage 3. Staff photo by JoAnna Kopp

After weekend rains, Llano lowers water restrictions to Stage 3 — for now

14 August 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS LLANO — Although Llano received less than an inch of rain in the past week, city officials on Aug. 14 lowered mandatory water restrictions from Stage 5 to Stage 3. Heavy rains farther west — about 4 inches in parts of Mason County — flowed down the Llano River and into Llano’s […]

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Tina Marie Logan. The 40-year-old woman was last seen on April 4 at approximately 10 a.m. at the 29 Tire and Auto, 5030 Texas 29 in Burnet. She was last known to be driving a 2005 Mazda Tribute (like the one pictured) with Texas license plate number KHZ9232. Call the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office at (512) 756-8080 if you have information regarding Logan’s location. Courtesy photos

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office seeks help in finding missing woman last seen at tire shop

14 August 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Tina Marie Logan, who was last seen in April at a Burnet tire store. (more…)

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Hill Country Memorial physical therapist Ginny Brown examines high school student Joel Jenschke’s knee. The Fredericksburg hospital is offer free orthopedic and physical therapy evaluations to middle and high school students on Saturdays from Aug. 18-Nov. 10. Courtesy photo

Hill Country Memorial offers free Sports Injury Clinics to middle, high school students

14 August 2018

FREDERICKSBURG — Returning for the start of the 2018 school year, Hill Country Memorial’s Sports Injury Clinics will provide free orthopedic and physical therapy evaluations to middle and high school students.  (more…)

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Granite Shoals police officer Christie Carter can already envision the department's boat filled with school supplies for students and teachers. Carter came up with Fill the Boat!, an event that lets people drop off school supplies — to fill the boat — from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the station, 410 N. Phillips Ranch Road. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals Police Department hoping for boatload of school supplies

13 August 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals Police Department’s boat is used for various purposes on Lake LBJ, including helping stranded boaters and ensuring public safety. (more…)

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Marble Falls school board's special meeting over facilities planning recommendations

Marble Falls school board’s special meeting over facilities planning recommendations

13 August 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 13, to discuss the facilities planning committee’s recommendations. (more…)

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Burnet receiver Cameron Guenter was tackled immediately after making a catch to begin the Burnet High School football team's intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 11. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet Bulldogs offense and defense evenly matched in intrasquad scrimmage

13 August 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football t eam ended its first week of fall training camp with plenty of tough runs, superb catches, and tremendous hits. The Bulldogs competed in their intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 11 and played to a draw. The offense scored once after sophomore quarterback Jaxson Denton connected […]

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Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE: First day of class is around the corner, and BCISD is ready

13 August 2018

It is almost time for parents across Burnet County to tag Burnet school district staff and say, “You’re it.” Where did the summer go? It is hard to believe that on Monday, Aug. 20, the 2018-19 school year begins. We have been busy planning for the new school year, including hiring new teachers, wrapping up […]

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July housing report: Median prices up in Burnet and Llano counties, closed sales down

10 August 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — The July housing report shows increased median prices in Burnet and Llano counties, according to the Highland Lakes Association of REALTORS. (more…)

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